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'Miss Dottie' honored

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April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool dedication: Cindy Love, CEO Greater Marco Family YMCA kicks off the ceremony.  Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.

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Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool dedication: Cindy Love, CEO Greater Marco Family YMCA kicks off the ceremony. Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool. A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.

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  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: Friends Carol & Dick Polinkski pose with Miss Dottie as she cradles the new sign dedicated to the Ms Dottie Weiner Aquatic Center.  Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool dedication: Cindy Love, CEO Greater Marco Family YMCA kicks off the ceremony.  Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: With a tiki hut and pavillion in her name at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, the pool dedication made for an emotional day full of great memories for Miss Dottie and the many present with whom she’s had contact with over the years.   Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: Seated under the Dottie Weinere tiki hut and pavillion she was surrounded by an appreciative crowd of Marco friends.  Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: It was an emotional day full of great memories for Miss Dottie and the many present with whom she’s had contact with over the years.   Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: It was an emotional day full of great memories for Miss Dottie and the many present with whom she’s had contact with over the years.   Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: Friends young and old offered thanks and remembrances of working together as swimming teacher and student. Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: It was an emotional day full of great memories for Miss Dottie and the many present with whom she’s had contact with over the years.   Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: Steve Reynolds on staff at the “Y” offered kind words to all.  Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: It was an emotional day full of great memories for Miss Dottie and the many present with whom she’s had contact with over the years.   Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
  • Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent
April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: Miss Dottie Weiner receives a hug from one of the many well wishers who came out to see her pool dedication at the greater Marco Family YMCA.  Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool.  A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.

It was tearful and joyful for “Miss Dottie” Weiner as the Greater Marco Family YMCA Aquatics Center was dedicated to her. Ceremonies were held Saturday next to the pool she helped design and raise the money to build.
Age didn’t matter, young and older praised Dottie.
“I have had many memorable experiences, but coming to Marco was the greatest of them all,” she said to an overflow crowd in and out of the spacious pavilion constructed in Weiner’s honor.

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